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Improved imaging makes breast cancer more survivable
Date: 2010-05-28 17:31:03
The survival rate of breast cancer has improved dramatically over the past few decades, and a new study of medical records suggests that improvements in cancer testing may have played a large role in the trend. ... Full Story

Vitamin A test could prevent birth defects, study finds
Date: 2010-05-18 18:35:10
In addition to the battery of standard tests associated with pregnancy, pregnant women may want to consider adding a vitamin A test to the list, as recent research suggests that the nutrient is vital to the development of many organs in unborn children. ... Full Story

Study finds pregnant women may need more vitamin D
Date: 2010-05-12 18:44:17
Vitamin D has recently been shown to have a wide range of health benefits, but new research from the Medical University of South Carolina suggests that women who have low vitamin D test scores may be at higher risk for certain pregnancy complications. ... Full Story

Study: more osteoporosis testing needed for women with broken bones
Date: 2010-05-05 22:33:50
Osteoporosis is one of the most common health conditions in women, but a new survey has found that few of the women who are at the highest risk of breaking a bone due to the illness ever receive density testing or counseling about their condition. ... Full Story

Study finds unconscious fear of weight gain in women
Date: 2010-04-14 23:55:04
Psychological screenings using MRI technology showed negative body-image activity in the brain scans of healthy women, according to a publication in the May issue of Personality Individual Differences.... Full Story

Long-term use of osteoporosis medication linked to increased risk of thigh fracture
Date: 2010-03-12 19:48:04
A new study has suggested that long-term use of osteoporosis medication may be associated with unusual fractures of the thigh bone.... Full Story

Excessive weight gain in pregnant women linked to increased risk of gestati
Date: 2010-02-23 18:36:58
According to a recent study, women who gain excessive weight during the early stages of pregnancy may be at an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes. ... Full Story

HPV testing and vaccination less beneficial for older women
Date: 2010-02-18 23:42:54
A recent study has found that older women benefit less from frequent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations and screenings than do younger women. Additionally, researchers found that new infections in women of any age rarely progressed to cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2 or 3, which are precursors for cervical cancer.... Full Story

Preconception lifestyle habits crucial to the development of a fetus
Date: 2010-02-10 18:21:13
A team of Dutch researchers have recently identified several lifestyle habits for expectant women that are associated with a greater likelihood of restricted fetal growth, including high blood pressure, high hematocrit levels and smoking. ... Full Story

New low-cost test can help diagnose preeclampsia
Date: 2010-02-08 18:08:04
U.S. researchers have recently developed a simple urine test capable of diagnosing preeclampsia, a serious hypertensive complication of pregnancy. ... Full Story

Uterine fibroids linked to greater risk of stillbirth, future testing recom
Date: 2010-02-08 18:04:19
A recent study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Chicago has found that women with uterine fibroids are almost twice as likely to have a stillborn child. ... Full Story

Gene mutation may be leading cause of premature birth
Date: 2010-02-02 18:36:27
U.S. researchers have found that a gene mutation may lead to cellular and molecular changes in the uterus that can cause premature birth. Authors of the study believe that the recent findings could lead to new strategies for treating and preventing prematurity. ... Full Story

Preoperative CT scans may reduce unnecessary appendectomies in younger wome
Date: 2010-01-29 19:32:27
According to a recent study, the use of preoperative computed tomography (CT) scans on women of a reproductive age with suspected acute appendicitis may help reduce needless surgeries. ... Full Story

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